https://youtu.be/Gg-jvHynP9Y Which one? Fake news? Do you even remember when the President of the United States was capable of speaking in polysyllabic words? ver-bal di-ar-rhea by Rebecca Gordon edited by O Society Jan 16, 2020 This seems like a strange moment to be writing about “the deep state” with the country entering a new phase … Continue reading That Expression Trump Keeps Using. It Doesn’t Mean What He Thinks It Means
https://youtu.be/U7s5pT3Rris by Steve Hurst edited by O Society Jan 13, 2020 Donald Trump backed out of the Iranian nuclear deal and the rest of the world is trying to understand the thinking that went into his decision. High up the list of factors is a longstanding American unease about Iran in general. But while most Americans don’t like … Continue reading Why do the Neoconservatives of the American Right Hate Iran so Much?
How to cut through bad arguments, distractions, and euphemisms to see murder for what it is. by Nathan Robinson edited by O Society Jan 6, 2020 The Trump administration assassinated Iran’s top military leader, Qassim Suleimani, and with the possibility of a serious escalation in violent conflict, it’s a good time to think about how … Continue reading How To Avoid Swallowing War Propaganda
https://youtu.be/QnxpHIl5Ynw Sean Illing interviews Suzanne Mettler edited by O Society Dec 22, 2019 “Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” President Ronald Reagan uttered those words in his 1981 inaugural address to the country. He was referring specifically to the government’s role in helping bring the US out of … Continue reading Why do so many people who need the government hate it?
Theses on a Philosophy of News by Greg Jackson edited by O Society Dec 14, 2019 This is what I feared, that she would speak about the news . . . about how her father always said that the news exists so it can disappear, this is the point of news, whatever story, wherever it is … Continue reading Vicious Cycles
https://youtu.be/R49d4f5sEs4 "Breathe!” The contemporary white-collar worker is constantly exhorted. Capitalism drives us crazy and makes us sick. But whatever the malady — anxiety, hypertension, or trouble focusing at work — “mindfulness” is touted as the cure. interview with Ron Purser edited by O Society Dec 10, 2019 The roots of mindfulness as a spiritual practice go back … Continue reading How Mindfulness Morphed from Ancient Religious Practice into Corporate Tool
What's cookin' at Wal-Mart? Why let's see what's in the oven... by O Society December 9, 2019 Looking back over the last week, our essays are titled nasty stuff The Origins of White Supremacy, Humanity Is Riding Delusion to Extinction, and The Authoritarianism at the End of the Impeachment Rainbow. Not exactly happy topics, but hey, … Continue reading Have A Walmartian Christmas! Echochamber Monday